European Air Transport Leipzig

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European Air Transport Leipzig
Founded 2005
(as Maintenance organisation, EASA Part 145)
Commenced operations 2010
Hubs Leipzig/Halle Airport
Fleet size 40
Destinations Europe, Middle East and Africa (some 56 countries are covered)
Parent company DHL Express
Headquarters Leipzig/Halle Airport
Schkeuditz, Germany
Key people Markus Otto, Adam Pradela, Geoffrey Kehr[1]
EAT Hangar at Leipzig/Halle Airport

European Air Transport Leipzig GmbH (EAT-LEJ) is a cargo airline with its head office on the grounds of Leipzig/Halle Airport in Schkeuditz, Germany.[1] The airline is wholly owned by Deutsche Post DHL[2] and operates the group's DHL-branded parcel and express services in Europe. It also provides ad hoc charter services including livestock transport. Its main base is Leipzig/Halle Airport.


The company in its current form dates from a merger agreement of 10 February 2010, which involved the resolution of European Air Transport N.V. Brussels. That company was incorporated by the European Air Transport Leipzig GmbH and merged with it.[3]

European Air Transport Leipzig employs around 250 pilots and 430 technical personnel. The majority of pilots are Belgian and are employed by a branch office of EAT at Brussels. Newly hired pilots are employed by either one of the subcontractors (ACL / DHL UK) or EAT Gmbh with a Leipzig based contract [4]


European Air Transport operates services to Europe, Middle East and Africa. 56 countries are covered in total.[citation needed]

DHL Network in Europe:[5]

  • Main Hub: Leipzig/Halle, Germany [LEJ]
  • Regional Hubs: East Midland, UK [EMA] (serviced by EAT's sister airline DHL Air UK) / Brussels, Belgium [BRU] / Bergamo, Italy [BGY]
  • Consolidation Hubs : Copenhagen, Denmark [CPH] / Vitoria, Spain [VIT]
  • Commercial Hubs : Amsterdam, Netherlands [AMS], Paris CDG, France [CDG] / London Heathrow, UK [LHR] / Frankfurt, Germany [FRA] / Madrid, Spain [MAD]
  • +75 air gateways


European Air Transport Leipzig fleet consists of:[6]

European Air Transport Leipzig Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Notes
Airbus A300-600RF
Boeing 737-300F
Operated by Swiftair and Cargoair
Boeing 737-400F
Operated by Europe Airpost[7]
Boeing 757-236SF
Boeing 757-23APF
Total 40 0

Accidents and incidents[edit]


  1. ^ a b Unternehmensregister (german), entry of 21 |December 2009, made public on 23 December 2009
  2. ^ "Beteiligungsliste/Participation list". Jahresabschluss (HGB)/Annual Financial Statements (HGB). Deutsche Post AG. Retrieved 2008-11-01. [dead link]
  3. ^ Unternehmensregister (german), entry of 26 March 2010, made public on 31 March 2010
  4. ^ DHL's European Air Transport (EAT) airline under new license. Press Release, 31st March 2010
  5. ^
  6. ^ European Air Transport Leipzig fleet
  7. ^ Europe Airpost operating B737-400 freighter for EAT Leipzig

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